Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft


Apparently, the Vegas Golden Knights is looking to complete its roster soon despite the rule that prevents them from getting young superstars such as Jake Guentzeland Connor McDavid.

If forward Jason Zucker is left unprotected by the Minnesota Wild, and the Golden Knights are game for instant cachet with fans, they'd land a hometown player faster than any other NHL Sun Belt team. Only seven forwards, three defenseman and a goaltender (or eight skaters of any position and a goaltender) can be protected.

Francis didn't say what his plans might be, saying, "We'll just see where we are and what happens" in the expansion draft.

Nashville GM David Poile said he has spoken with McPhee and that the Predators “will do the best we can to protect as many assets as we can.”.

The Golden Knights are allowed to take one player from each of the other 30 teams, but there are rumors that some teams have made deals with the expansion franchise to not take their unprotected players. The best case scenario for the Capitals in the expansion draft is one where they can keep both Grubauer and Schmidt.

Defenseman Klas Dahlbeck, who was signed to a one-year, $850,000 contract after the season, could be the D-man exposed.

In the last expansion draft, back in 2000, the Kings lost defenseman Sean O'Donnell as the seventh overall pick and tough guy Steve McKenna as the 37th.

"The league controlled the timetable", majority owner Bill Foley told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The biggest deal saw Arizona ship veteran goaltender Mike Smith to Calgary for Flames goalie Chad Johnson, unsigned prospect Brandon Hickey and a conditional third-round draft pick. Vegas' first team will be announced during the NHL Awards on Wednesday night.

The question regarding the longtime Pittsburgh Penguins goalie has evolved from "Is he done as a Pen?" to "When will he officially be a Golden Knight?"

There is the possibility of working out prearranged trades with the Golden Knights to essentially dictate whom they select in the draft.

Many expected drama and excitement from the Carolina Hurricanes ahead of the National Hockey League trade freeze. The team also listed Trevor Carrick, Justin Faulk and Ryan Murphy as their defensemen, and new goalie Scott Darling in net.

The Panthers left Jonathan Marchessault out there after he broke through last season by leading Florida with 30 goals.

Vegas will need to select at least one player from each team during the draft process.

Sunday, June 18 Deadline for Central Registry to approve and simultaneously distribute the Protection Lists to all NHL Clubs (including the Expansion Club) and the NHLPA (10 a.m. ET).

He's also your expected replacement for Dominic Moore should he leave via free agency come July.

This trade affords Anaheim to keep Cam Fowler, Kevin Bieksa, Josh Manson and Hampus Lindholm as a unit, but now, the Golden Knights have an opportunity to select a top-nine forward off the Ducks roster.